Grid2030 is a multi-year collaborative innovation programme where Red Eléctrica de España and InnoEnergy together explore radically new socio-economic or technical innovations related to the operation of the electricity system and its associated transmission grid.
The aim is to anticipate the future challenges of the energy transition, identifying the needs of the TSOs and accelerating the development of disruptive technological solutions.
The programme is open to entrepreneurs from public and private entities, universities, research centres and companies from around the world, and has an annual allocation amounting to one million euros.
Grid2030 is looking for innovative proposals for digital solutions based on IoT, automation, monitoring and control, Big Data and AI, sensors, SDN, safe data transmission and management etc., to implement to the Power grid of the future.
The two challenges that are put forward are:
1. Improved knowledge of the physical state of the power transmission infrastructure
- The objective of this challenge is to improve the knowledge of the physical state and real-time dynamic behaviour of the existing assets of the power transmission network.
2. Digital technologies and services for the energy transition.
- The objective of this challenge is to identify new services and solutions for the TSO, based on emerging digital technologies that help facilitate the transition to an upcoming energy model that is cleaner, more decentralized, highly efficient, and at least as reliable as the present-day energy system.